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Nihimá Nahasdza​́​a​́​n

by Kino Benally

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purplecatsinslacks Drone, Jazzy, Bliss Favorite track: Ná'oolkiłí (feat. Asdzą́ą́ Hahóó'á).
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jontinsley Love this album. So many unique sounds and textures. This covers a broad range of compositions, from tracks that enable you to ponder and visualize, to faster grooves that gets your body moving. I think this record sits in its own category as I’ve never really heard anything like this before. Looking forward to Kino’s next body of work. Favorite track: Tółikan.
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So'Yilwoł 01:37
K'os 02:52
Zas 02:24
Nahałtin 02:26
K'aalógii 01:45
Tółikan 05:04


Pronunciation: Neh-Hyeh-Muh Nah-Hoss-Dzawn

Nihimá Nahasdzáán, Kino Benally’s first release under his own name, is seen as a fond departure from his earlier work as DJ Béeso, with a shift from the Electronic/Club music of his past releases, to Nihimá Nahasdzáán, which is an intricate and layered conceptual piece with soundscapes and many moments of reverence for traditional Diné Musical Structure and Practice.

The album title, Nihimá Nahasdzáán which roughly translates to, “Our Mother, Mother Earth,” gives Kino the proper space to give tribute to Ké’ or kinship and the complete interconnectedness of everything. Kino builds a home with each song describing an object, concept, or place in his world all while featuring many longtime collaborators and colleagues along the way.


released November 28, 2022

All tracks: Performed, Produced, Mixed, and Record by: Kino Benally
Guitars: Kino Benally, Ryan Dennison(*tracks 5), and Olivia Komahcheet (*track 1)
Hand Drums: Camas Logue
Saxophone: Oona Benally
Bass: Kino Benally
Piano: Renata Yazzie(*track 12), and Kino Benally (*track 6)
Vocals: Kino Benally, Oona Benally(*track 9),Tatiana Benally (track*9), and Ryan Dennison (*tracks 4)

Front Cover:
Photo taken by: Nate Lemuel
Rug Woven by: Kevin Aspaas

Back Cover:
Photo taken by: Camas Logue
Drum made by: Camas Logue

Hágóonee' - Composed by Kino Benally
Piano Arrangement and Performance by Renata Yazzie
K'os - Additional Vocals - Ryan Dennison
Zas - Guitar Solo: Ryan Dennison
Shinálí - Saxophone: Oona Benally
E'e'aah - Co-written by Ryan Dennison

Digital Release Date: 11/28/2022
Single: Shináli, Tooh Nílíní

Ahéhee': Shimá dóó Shizhe’é, Shideezhí dóó Shidezhí Yazhí, Adam Terry, Alex Ruder, Antro, Katrina, Ryan, Jody, Renata, Corey, Omi, Nate, Terra, Akilah, Joseph, Orlando, Myron, Renata, Moroni, Koledo, Olivia, Def-i, Brad, Deidra, Darin, AJ, Kyle, Jae, Allen, Sam, and everybody who has supported me on my journey


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